Place:Warren, North Carolina, United States

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NameWarren
Alt namesButesource: Family History Library Catalog
Warrensource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.383°N 78.1°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1779 - )
See alsoVance, North Carolina, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,972. Its county seat is Warrenton.

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History

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The county was formed in 1779 from the northern half of Bute County. It was named for Joseph Warren of Massachusetts, a physician and general in the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Developed as tobacco and cotton plantations, the county generated considerable wealth in the antebellum years, built on the labor of slaves. Its county seat of Warrenton became a center of commerce and was one of the wealthiest towns in the state from 1840 to 1860. Many planters built fine homes there.

In 1881, parts of Warren County, Franklin County, and Granville County were combined to form Vance County. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the county's continued reliance on agriculture slowed its development. Many residents migrated to cities for work.

Warren County is the site of Soul City, a "planned community" development of the late twentieth century funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It has not been successful in attracting business and industry, and has not developed as much housing as intended.

Beginning in 1982, Warren County was the site of the Warren County PCB Landfill. Residents of the county have pursued a long environmental justice struggle to remove dangerous pollutants from the site, to improve the health of citizens. The site was not made safe until 2004.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1763 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1764 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1769 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1779 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1914 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 9,397
1800 11,284
1810 11,004
1820 11,158
1830 11,877
1840 12,919
1850 13,912
1860 15,726
1870 17,768
1880 22,619
1890 19,360
1900 19,151
1910 20,266
1920 21,593
1930 23,364
1940 23,145
1950 23,539
1960 19,652
1970 15,810
1980 16,232
1990 17,265

Research Tips

External links

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